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See ‘Comedy Meets Couture 2’ for Laughs and Charity this Saturday!

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The New Kingston Rotaract club presents ‘Comedy meets Couture’ for its 2nd year this Saturday, September 29th.

Laugh and be captivated by an array of talent, while being dazzled by fashionable items.

Experience an evening of the Performing Arts all in aid of service.

All Proceeds go to Charity.

Contact Information for Tickets (Cost: $1500JMD):

Jhenelle Black @ 876.449.9237

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Rotary St. Andrew North provides Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre Parents with Impactful Back to School Save

Suga interviewed Director of Service Projects of Rotary St. Andrew North, Kecia Taylor on September 9th after their Health Fair, which was held at the Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre in Hannah Town the day before. Suga had some interesting finds.

What is Rotary?

Rotary is a non-profit organization that uplifts less fortunate communities via various community service projects and other social activities.

What is the significance of September to Rotarians?

September is the month where Rotary members, known as Rotarians focus on literacy and basic education.

Why Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre ?

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The Mel Nathan Preparatory School (1994) and Chetolah Park Primary School (1908) were merged under the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information on September 1, 2018 in order to maintain viability. Both schools are located in Hannah Town, West Kingston in an area with low socio-economic conditions, plagued by violence and water shortages. Mel Nathan Preparatory was established through the charitable trust of Mr. Reynold Scott of the Scott Foundation, a human development agency of the United Church in Jamaica and Grand Cayman while Chetolah Park Primary was a school operated by the Ministry of Education.

What was Rotary St. Andrew North’s plan to help Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre?

Instead of the expected Back to School Stationery Drive, Director of Service Projects of Rotary St. Andrew North, Kecia Taylor decided to take a more holistic approach to education, focusing on Health and Wellness.

Rotary St. Andrew North’s assistance to Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre?

The Rotary Club of St. Andrew North embarked on a two-part project with a value of $1,000,000JMD. They handed over back to school supplies and computers on September 3 and conducted a health fair on Saturday. September 8, providing medical, optical and dental screening to the students.

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Rotary Club of St. Andrew North’s handing over of Back to School Supplies to Chelotah Mel Nathan Medical Centre (Left to Right: President Lori Chuck, Past Pres. Jolly, Immediate Past Pres. Andrew Jackson, Principal Tamara Rowe, Dir. of Service Projects, Kecia Taylor, Past President Michael Martin, Pres. Elect Ann Marie Curtis)
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Computers handed over to Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre from Rotary St. Andrew North

Did you know?!

Interestingly, in discussions with Principal, Tamara Rowe during planning, most students already had school bags but did not have the essential items such as books and pens. If this is the case across the board, parents may have it all wrong.

Age range of Students

Students are as young as 3 years old and the oldest included students who just left the school after sitting the GSAT Examination, but they still benefited from the health fair.

Level of Participation

The majority of students did not get their medicals as yet and 125 parents showed up at the Health Fair between the hours of 9am-2pm, where some had 2 or 3 children.

What were the logistics to aid children on the day?

A sequential numbering system was assigned at the gate and registration  proceeded in that order. At registration, Rotaractors (Ages 18-30 in Rotary’s youth arm Rotaract clubs, New Kingston and U.W.I Mona) and teachers assessed immunization records and commenced the completion of the Ministry’s Health Form. Each child was also assigned a ticket for a snack and optical assessment.

The Rotary Club of St. Andrew North and the U.W.I Rotaract Club recognized September 8 as the day to improve the literacy of our children by donating books to the newly merged school and reading to the students while they waited to be ushered to the medical teams.

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Rotary St. Andrew North members along with Members of the U.W.I Mona and New Kingston Rotaract Clubs that assisted on the day.

Cheers to the Volunteers:

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Medical, Dental and Optical Assistance

All 125 children received medical, dental and optical assessments.

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Dr. Renne Badroe administering a medical on one of the children.

A lot of the children were immunized, but have never seen a dentist.

Teeth cleaning was performed on 32 children, using all the time available on the day. Gift packages were distributed to maintain and encourage good dental hygiene.

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Teeth cleaning being provided by Kirk Distributors in their mobile unit on September 8, 2018 at the Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre Health Fair.
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Optical assessments being provided by Insight Optical.

What will happen to the Children who need further optical assistance?

The parents were advised to seek assistance at the neighbouring area clinics.

However, Rotary St. Andrew North is looking at other detailed optical assessments and prescription eye glasses as a continuation of this project and will be looking at the continued needs of the school.

Sponsors and Volunteer Medical Doctors

Kudos to the Sponsors and Doctors who assisted with this project that made a difference in the lives of many children.

Medical doctors who offered their time to assist on the day were Dr O’ Danielle O’ Sullivan, Dr. Christopher Wilks, Dr. Trudy-Ann Johnson, Dr. Renee Badroe and Dr. Lorrise Williamson and four medical students, Kelsey Williams Racine Ramnatha, Denzel Moore and Obasi Etienne.

Sponsors included Sangsters Book Store, Mailpac Express, One Stop Computers Limited, The Ministry of Education Youth and Information, Kirk Distributors Limited, Insight Optical, Central Trading Limited, Totally Male Club Spa and Salon, Barco Caribbean, Jamaica Broilers Group Limited and Inter Commercial Distributors Limited.

Congratulations to Rotary Club of St. Andrew North for a well executed, holistic project and wishing continued success for follow-up projects with Chetolah Mel Nathan Educational Centre.

Be the inspiration and help to support Rotary st. Andrew North with their next Service Project.

Rotary Club of St. Andrew North

Meeting Place: Altamont Court Hotel at 1 Altamont Terrace, Kingston 5. Ja.

Meeting Day and Time: Weekly on Mondays at 6:00pm

Website: https://www.rotaryclubofstandrewnorth.org/

Instagram: rotaryclubstandrewnorth

Facebook: Rotary Club St. Andrew North

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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FREE Back to School Medical this Saturday!

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Take the Children (Ages 3 – 16) out this Saturday to New Kingston Rotaract Club’s FREE Back to School Medical at Nannyville Community Center by Mountain View. Take advantage of all the FREE Services and save!

The children will get FREE Dental checks, Eye screening and Medical checks.

***Immunization Cards or Health Passbooks are Required***

Directions to Nannyville Community Centre:

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Follow The New Kingston Rotaract Club on Instagram, @nkrcjamaica and see how you can join the Club, participate or donate to their Projects. Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

By: Gabrielle Burgess 

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Purchase your Tickets to Paint and Sip for a Cause

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Uncork some wine and your creativity to paint for a cause with The New Kingston Rotaract Club in association with Island Strokes on Saturday, August 18th for $4000JMD. Proceeds are in aid of charity, as New Kingston Rotaract Club is a Non-Profit Organization under the youth arm of Rotary. Their motto is fellowship through service.

To purchase tickets or for more information:

Ph: 876-320-1773 (Jhenelle Black)

Follow The New Kingston Rotaract Club on Instagram, @nkrcjamaica and see how you can join the Club, participate or donate to their Projects. Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

One Jamaica. One Love.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Wing Sauce Competition and Farmer’s Market this Saturday in Mona!

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There are so many things happening this weekend! Not to worry though, if you schedule your time well, you can make it to all of the events.

Non-profit organization, New Kingston Rotaract Club (Youth arm of Rotary) is having their annual Wing Sauce Competition this Saturday, March 24th by the Mona Dam. However, this time they are also having a Farmer’s Market encouraging us to eat healthy and buy our local produce, while contributing to charity at the same time. It’s a win-win for everyone.

Judging and sampling usually takes place at about 2:30/3:00pm. Suga will be judging too!

So, after returning from the Jamaica Coffee Festival in Newcastle, you can make your way over to the Mona Dam. You can enjoy watching non-profit organizations battle to become the Wing Sauce Champs, probably sample a few tasty wings, buy some fresh, local produce and then head over to the National Stadium to see our Boys and Girls Champs. After all, the hot races are usually run in the late afternoon and evening.

You can then pat yourselves on the back for supporting Brand Jamaica, contributing to Charity and supporting our future in Education and Athletics all in one day. Scouts from some of the best colleges around the world will be at the National Stadium to watch and recruit our athletes.

Keep up with the New Kingston Rotaract Club by following them on Instagram @nkrcjamaica and if you are between the ages of 18-30, see how you can join them!

Stay tuned for your update on the Jamaica Coffee Festival later this week!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Dance, Lose Weight and Contribute to Charity at the same Time!

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Zumba for Charity this Saturday at St. Andrew High School for Girls in aid of Projects conducted by the New Kingston Rotaract Club.

It will be a Zumbathon for 2 hours with Andrew from Spartan Health Club and Francisca from Chai Studios!

It should be full of energy and loads of fun!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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New Kingston Rotaract takes Care of Downtown’s Homeless for a Day

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Photo: @nkrcjamaica

It was like Spa Day and a Health Fair all in one for Downtown’s Homeless last Saturday at the Marie Atkins Shelter.

The homeless had their Medicals done, Teeth cleaned by the Jamaica Dental Students’ Association, Hair groomed by the Kingston Central Police Division and Kumeas Hair Perspective and Eyes tested by the Lion’s Club of Mona.

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Photos: @nkrcjamaica

The National Council for Senior Citizens signed up eligible persons for Senior Citizen IDs as well.

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Photo: @nkrcjamaica

Canned food was donated to the Shelter and Clothing and Care Packages including Toothpaste, Toothbrushes, Soap etc. were distributed to the members of the Homeless Community of Downtown, Kingston.

Kudos to the New Kingston Rotaract Club for hosting a day that surely should have made an impact on the lives of many Homeless persons. Of course they couldn’t have done it all on their own. Many Organizations joined efforts for the cause.

Kudos to their Partners: Kingston Central Police Division, Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, Jamaica Dental Students’ Association, Lion’s Club of Mona, Kumeas Hair Perspective, National Council for Senior Citizens, Calabar Interact Club, St. George’s Interact Club.

Thanks and Praises to their Sponsors: National Health Fund, Optimum Trading Ltd, Food for the Poor, Jamaica Producers, Jamaica Hospital Supplies, Tanya’s Body Care, Kirk Distributors, Rotary Club of New Kingston, Federated Pharmaceuticals, Dental and Medical Supplies Ltd.

Follow The New Kingston Rotaract Club on Instagram, @nkrcjamaica and see how you can join the Club, participate or donate to their Projects. Help to Build a Better Jamaica.

One Jamaica. One Love.

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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